This splendid adventure-fantasy from 1990 was adapted from Roald Dahl's book, The Witches, and directed by maverick British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who turned out to be a perfect interpreter of Dahl's fiendishly clever tale of witchcraft in contemporary England.
Following the death of his parents in a car crash, young Luke is taken to England by his grandmother, who delights him with her tales of dark forces, witches, and their wicked ways. While stopping at a seaside hotel, Luke discovers a plot by the Grand High Witch to turn all the children of England into mice. Can Luke and his grandmother foil the evil witch's plan?
Release Date: 17 October 2005
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Running Time: 87 minutes
Production Year: 1989
Main Language: English